James Hickman 30
- Born: 10 Oct 1761, , Calvert County, MD, USA 30
- Marriage: Elizabeth Turner on 5 Aug 1797 in Jefferson, TN 27,358
- Died: 10 Apr 1843, Shelbyville, Shelby, KY, USA at age 81 19,27,30
- Buried: Methodist Brick Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby, KY 19
Great (x3) grandfather of Richard Perry Radcliffe. Fought at Yorktown. (Not confirmed) One of six soldiers appointed by General Washington to guard and conduct Gen. Cornwallis to Richmond. (Not confirmed) He was also at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-78. Listed in the 1830 census at Shelbyville.
Written by Aunt Sadie to Grandmother Alice G. Radcliffe and a copy passed on to Ellen Radcliffe Woods 6-18, 1980: "James Hickman was a soldier who fought in battle of Yorktown, and after the surrender of Cornwallis Oct. 19, 1781, he was one of six soldiers appointed by General Washington to guard and conduct Cornwallis to Richmond. He was also at Valley Forge -- winter 1777-78.
Enlistments found Enlisted Oct. 1777. Served as private 3 months under Captain Erasmus Gill.
6 (V.R) W.D128-2 Enlisted Aug. 1779. Served as private 3 months under Capt. Longacre and Colonel
(10 V.R) W.D207-9 Gilkinson
Year Book of Kentucky Society 1896 page 226.
James Hickman - living in Shelby County, Ky, private in Va. militia -- $20.00 age 73 -- pension payment began March 4, 1831. (?) Pensioned under act of June 7, 1832.
Now D.A.R.'s from line of the above James Hickman
Gertrude Hickman Thompson No. 131507 -- Apr. 14, 191-- [illegible]
1061 North Broadway, Yonkers, N.Y.
Mary Irene Hickman Springfield, IL No. 153117 -- March -- 192 [illegible]
Agnes Fullenwider Catron
Died 1923 Springfield, Ill.
The following is a letter written by Bill Hickman Sr. to Perry Radcliffe dated 10-3-1978.
I want you to know how much I enjoyed our visit and learning about the family. Had I more time, I would have tried to meet "Cousin" Dwight also. I'm sure there will be a "next time" in Chicago soon, however and perhaps we can get together then.
After leaving you, I went to the Sheraton-O'Hare for the conference I was to attend but did manage to squeeze out some time to visit the Newberry Library at "Bug House Square" on the near north side. While there I discovered that James Hickman, the revolutionary soldier who lived on Apple Pie Ridge in Va and later moved to Shelbyville, KY, was listed in the 1830 census of Shelbyville along with his wife and several children. The listing appears like so:
James Hickman 20/30 years 60/70 years
1 male 1 male (He)
under 5 5/10 20/30 60/70
1 female 1 female 1 female 1 female (His wife)
under 10 10/24 24/36 36/55
1 male 1 male 1 male
1 female 1 female 1 female 1 female
The 1840 census was not available but I have ordered through our library and Library of Congress. An interesting note in a History of Shelbyville states there was a small pox epidemic in 1830. Since James' wife wasn't alive in 1843 (not mentioned in James' will) perhaps she had died from smallpox in 1830. At least I have narrowed down her time of death. Until very recently I hadn't been able to get closer than 1812-1843. Then I discovered a land document of 1826 in which she was still alive and now 1830. Unfortunately, I still don't have her maiden name.
You will recall that William Hickman married Polly Cardwell in 1814 in Shelbyville. Polly's father, according to same History indicated that in 1800 George Cardwell was a wheelwright.
I also keep coming across this book by Dr. E. C. Armstrong -- "The Hickmans of Calvert County, Maryland and Frederick County, Virginia -- dated 1927 but can't get my hands on a copy. Have you ever heard of it or know some one who may have a copy I can borrow?
Thanks again to you and your wife for having me for the visit and lunch. I greatly enjoyed it and am looking forward to seeing you both again. Yours truely, "Cousin" Bill Hickman Sr.
According to Ancestry, the 1840 census has Jas. Hickman at age 81 living in Shelby, KY and owning 10 slaves.
Noted events in his life were:
• Military Service: Revolutionary War soldier w/ Gen. Washington. 26,359 A soldier in the Revolutionary war, and was present at the siege of Yorktown, and was one of the guards appointed by General Washington to take Cornwallis to Richmond.
On the pension roll of 1835, he's listed as a private, with an annual allowance of $20.00, having received (thus far, I presume) $40.00. It says he's listed in the Virginia militia, placed on the pension roll April 1, 1833. His pension began March 4, 1831, and he was age 73 in this year of 1835.
James married Elizabeth Turner on 5 Aug 1797 in Jefferson, TN 27.,358